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Petrochemicals - 18 January 2017

Braskem starts up new UTEC plant

Braskem has announced the startup of its new UTEC Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) production plant.


EIA: US ethane production to rise

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects US production of ethylene to increase to an average of 1.7 million bpd in 2018.


Axens wins SOCAR contract

SOCAR has selected Axens’ AlphaButol technology for its GPC project in Azerbaijan.


Westwood acquires engineering firm

Westwood Professional Services has announced its acquisition of the San Antonio-based engineering firm Coursen-Koehler.